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Robert Gray: Invest the Rainy Day Fund on infrastructure

Democratic nominee Robert Gray believes the time has come for lawmakers to start spending from the so-called `rainy day fund.` Bryant and the GOP leadership tout filling up the fund as symbolic of their party's championship of conservative fiscal principles. Gray wants to spend some of the roughly $400 million in the account in order to grow and strengthen the state.

`Every penny from that rainy-day fund, if he invested in the state, it would make money,` Gray said. `If we spent it on infrastructure, people from the materials (industries) are going to make money, The trucking industry is going to make money because you need trucks to haul it. The food industry is going to make money. Every penny we invest in our state is going to come back to us as profit.`

Should he defeat Bryant, he said, `I can explain how it's going to help our economy and make them look better.`

Source: Jackson Free Press on 2015 Mississippi gubernatorial race Oct 28, 2015

Phil Bryant: Diabetes Telehealth Initiative for complex coordinated care

I am very pleased to announce a revolutionary health care effort tonight. Through a partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, , GE Healthcare, North Sunflower Medical Center, and C Spire, we are launching the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Initiative. This groundbreaking pilot program will use telehealth technology to pair resources from the University Medical Center with health care providers and 200 of the most complex diabetes patients in the Mississippi Delta. This coordinated care approach will improve disease management and health outcomes for generations to come.
Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Mississippi legislature Jan 22, 2014

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